After a series of delays, the former Press Building in downtown Binghamton is expected to reopen with a new lease on life next summer.

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Developers of the Printing House Apartments on Chenago Street say the student housing complex now is scheduled to open on August 1.

General manager Jeff Horowitz said the facility will be able to accommodate 275 residents.

Horowitz said there will be various configurations, ranging from one-bedroom units to six-bedroom apartments.

The complex will include the historic Press Building and two adjacent properties to the north.

Horowitz said the project will feature many amenities, including two fitness centers, a movie theater and a golf simulator.

Last spring, a project representative expected some apartments would be available as soon as August. That was followed by a prediction that the first students would move in in January.

Horowitz said plans now call for the entire complex to be available for residents starting next August.

The manager said many prospective student residents who visit the site are impressed by the unobstructed views that will be afforded from apartments in the 12-story building.

The structure was built in 1904 and first served as home to The Binghamton Press newspaper. It later was modernized and was used by several tenants, including a major law firm.

The building has been unused since December 2010 when it sustained heavy smoke and water damage from after a raging fire tore through the neighboring Midtown Mall complex.

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